Category Archives: Ethanol

VIDEO: Spring rain hurts crops

Denny Ilyes, of Twin Pine Farm in North Cordorus Township, talks about how wet weather has delayed planting crops and how it could effect food prices, particularly with the demand on food prices with the production of corn from ethanol.

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Costly biofuel as crude oil price crashes

As petroleum gas prices soared out of control the concept of using corn based ethanol almost started to make sense. It was cheaper than gas and although highly subsidized with our tax dollars and getting fewer miles per gallon than … Continue reading

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Hybrid mileage variations

J R writes greenmesh: When looking for hybrid mileage information, ask what MPG is in Winter. My 3 year old (Toyota) Highlander gets 28-30 in Summer, but drops to 21-23 in Winter because the gas engine must run more often … Continue reading

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Victory Gardens instead of corn ethanol

I was working on a post tonight for my village website emigsville.org. Just a simple add to a recipe series. The author of the recipe remembered parents and teachers building a Victory Garden at the old Roundtown school in Manchester … Continue reading

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Bio-fuel crops increase CO2

Two studies published this week suggest that almost all bio-fuels cause more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels if the full emissions costs of production are taken into account. By planting bio-fuel crops, proponents hope to harvest the benefits of … Continue reading

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Martin Library environmental series

Martin Library will host an environmental panel discussion on February 21 featuring: Bob Astor – Shipley Fuels Marketing Benjamin Caire – United Biofuels Eugene DePasquale – PA Representative Michael Helfrich – Lower Susquehanna River Keeper Elizabeth Kepley – Gifford Pinchot … Continue reading

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GM buys into cellulose ethanol

General Motors Corp. said today that it has bought a stake in start-up biofuel company Coskata Inc. which has developed a commercially viable process to bring cellulose-based ethanol to the market in 2011. Cellulosic ethanol production currently costs about double … Continue reading

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More Ethanol in Pennsylvania?

Vernon Township, up near Lake Erie, like many areas of Pennsylvania has farmland to burn and is struggling with the idea of building ethanol plants. Northwestern Pennsylvania was the nation’s petroleum pioneer. Crawford County ethanol plant still doesn’t add up … Continue reading

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Energy bill increases cash for Ethanol producers…

…while in Europe, government has chosen not to feed feedstock.fuels Ethanol prices are now trading in line with gasoline prices for the first time since late August and, fueled by the new U.S. energy bill, are likely to rise further, … Continue reading

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Flex-fuel potential

DB writes Greenmesh: I just noticed that Tom’s on the East has E-85 gas. I am impressed with that and am wondering if I can use it in my Toyota Matrix without any adjustments. I don’t believe that your Toyota … Continue reading

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